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Meet Our People
We are driven by a highly technical team with a vast experience in Public Health and research field.
Dr Kalada Green
Dr. Kalada Green is the Director for West African Centre for Public Health and Development Nigeria. Dr. Kalada Green is a public health physician focusing on global health with over fifteen years progressive experience in providing leadership to health care projects, policy advocacy, resource mobilization, design and implementation of high quality and sustainable health care programs
He has expertise in HIV/AIDS programs, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health including research, capacity building, evidence-based programming and networking with persons/groups (Government/Public, Private organizations, NGOs and International Donor Organizations) at regional, national and community (grass roots) levels. He worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Nigeria as National Reproductive Health Advisor and later as Senior Program Adviser for United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He is conducted several researches including the first AIDS Indicator survey (NARHS PLUS) in Nigeria and other researches on Key population groups. He also leads the technical support project to assist NGO partners and Governments in several African countries including Niger, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to accelerate the implementation of the LINKAGES project supported by USAID and FHI 360.
Juliana Adah Ojo is the Lead Finance Advisor for WACPHD, an affiliate of CGPH University of Manitoba. She leads the finance and procurement team and ensures compliance to organization policies, procedure and best practice. She led a team of 12 state field finance & Admin support Officers during the 2020 IBBSS. She is an Accountant and a Procurement and Supply Chain specialist. Juliana is a seasoned Finance Management Professional with more than 20 years of continuous work experience ranging from the private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Ireland and Member of ANAN
She has a BSc in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University. Highly skilled in Finance, Compliance, Administration and Grant Management She has attended many local and international courses including an Advanced Management Certificate in Executive Leadership, from Cornell University, New York
Before joining WACPHD, she was the Director of Finance and Administration for University of Maryland, Nigeria Program where she managed the NAIIS budget of close to $100 million successfully, a 5-year Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research Nigeria projects of $50Million as Finance Manager, CHAN CHARIS one-year grant of over $12Million and 7 years at Catholic Relief Service with huge annual project budgets of more than $30million annually. Mrs. Juliana Adah has coordinated startup of several projects and closed out of over seven (7) projects with no questioned or disallowed cost to the organization.
Senior Program Manager
A public health practitioner with over 12 years of growing professional experience in the area of HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis epidemic control in Nigeria. Trained academically in epidemiology from the University of Ibadan at postgraduate level while undergraduate training was in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A strong depth in the qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and a strong bias for monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions using the scientific approach with hands on experience in the area of program management
Authored and co-authored more than 20 abstracts that have been published/presented in various professional conferences both locally and internationally. Managed and implemented service delivery programs for KP in Nigeria. A member of the National Technical Team for Key Population programmatic Mapping and Size Estimation study in Nigeria. Supervised the 10 states KPSE activities at national level.
Mr. Chukwuebuka Ejeckam managed successfully the implementation of the 2020 Integrated and Biological surveillance surveys in Nigeria. He leads the program team of WACPHD.
Human Resource Lead
Judith Edafe-Ariri is the Lead Human Resource and Administrative Manager for WACPHD, and a Budget Manager for its affiliate, Institute of Global Public Health, University of Manitoba (IGPH-UM). She also supports the Procurement team of WACPHD. Judith is equipped with strong knowledge and background in human resource management, organizational administration, basic accounting, and finance, as well as procurement. Judith Holds BSc Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Imo State University and MBA in General Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State.
Judith has worked with the organization and its affiliate for over 10 years and oversees managing human capital support services, employee relations, benefits administration, compensation, training, managing, and coordinating office operations and supplies.
Prior to joining us, she spent 7 years working for FHI 360 and Niemeth Pharmaceutical Company, during her time there she was responsible for coordinating communications, performing a variety of accounting and administrative duties, building, managing vendors, and successful client relationships.
Judith has over 17 years of expertise in Finance, Operations, and Leadership, collaborating with top executives and managers to implement people practices and operational efficiencies in order to foster and improve healthy workplaces, with extensive experience in event planning, communications, vendor management, travel coordination, and providing high-level executive support.
She is a versatile, people-person, and dynamic professional who is enthusiastic in pursuing a challenging yet rewarding position within a progressive organization where she is successfully applying transferrable talents honed through years of work experience.
Senior Data Analyst
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M&E/Support Data Analyst
Adediran has a Master of Public Health (MPH) Field Epidemiology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State and B.Sc. Microbiology from Bowen University, Osun State. He is versatile in research, monitoring and evaluation specialist with track record of operational excellence managing research projects. Highly skilled in core public health research areas – experience in developing, monitoring and evaluation systems, managing and coordinating research teams, data analysis and interpretation, implementing public health programs, designing of qualitative and quantitative research plans
Technical Skills and proficiency on the use of MS office packages including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, also Statistical & Research Packages (SPSS and STATA) as well as Epidemiological Packages, such as Epi-info and Epi-data”. Functioned as state program officer Monitoring and Evaluation for Oyo state on the Global Funds AYP project implementation. Has experience on community-based interventions on behavior change. Adediran was the state study coordinator for Oyo state during the KPSE study
Community Linkage Officer
Mr. Okpara has over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit Civil society sector. During this period, he has worked in different areas, such as HIV programming and advocacy, program coordination, community development and enhancement, gender programming, African regional and national youth Programming; fundraising and resource mobilization and capacity building. His experience has equipped him with various skills and competencies such as project coordination, project design and management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation at different levels as well as supervision of fieldwork. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and a master’s in public health, a field where he passionately works.
He has been strategically involved in youth programming in Nigeria and in 2005 was elected to serve as the pioneer national secretary for the youth network on HIV in Nigeria (NYNETHA), a position that has helped him and other youth leaders drive a revolution that has helped youth led and focused organization program effectively and be heard in HIV/AIDS programming for young people in Nigeria. In 2009 he was elected into the executive committee of the African regional youth network on population and development (AFRIYAN), where he championed with other African youth leaders the role and involvement of youth in African’s development. Since 2007 he has been an alternate member of the country coordinating mechanism for the global fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria in Nigeria where he represents the interest of young people, and in 2012 he was elected a full member of the country coordinating mechanism for the global fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM)in Nigeria, where he served on the executive committee and also as vice-chair of the grants oversight committee in Nigeria till 2018. He served as the South east zonal lead for independent monitoring for Nigeria aids indicator and impact survey (NAIIS) amongst other commitments. He also served as the Community Mobilization and Linkage to Care Lead, for the 2020 Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance survey for Key Populations (IBBSS) project.
Jerry Ejembi is an IT/Informatic Professional, He hold B.Sc. Hons in Software Engineering from the University of East London and a Certificate in Inter-Professional Health Informatics from University of Minnesota. Mr. Ejembi has over Six (6) Years diverse base of experience spanning network, hardware, operating system troubleshooting, PC assembly, system integration, database management, web design, project management, IT user support, system engineering, design and Health Informatics
He also has experience with several electronic data management Platforms/collection tools like ODK (open data Kit), SurveyCTO, Kobo Toolbox, Jotforms, Teamscope, ComCare, DHIS2 etc.
Mr. Ejembi’s other certifications includes a Diploma in Information Technology Management, Certificate in System Engineering, Project Management, Advance Excel Certificate, Certificate in Web Development, Certificate in mHealth, Mobile Technology for Health, Certificate in Data Quality and Certificate in M & E Fundamentals.
She holds HND Accounting from Kwara state polytechnic, a result-oriented and experienced Accountant and Finance Officer
with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. I have over 9 years’ experience in building financial and accounting systems, processes in private and international development sectors in Nigeria; including, leading multi-cultural, providing skilful finance and administrative support to Organisations, with progressive experience providing mentoring and capacity development to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in the areas of financial and administrative management. I am experienced in the application of rules and regulations of major international donor agencies like: USAID, Global Funds and DFID. I am proficient in the use of accounting software applications: QuickBooks Enterprise and Cost point, including Microsoft Office suites; Excel, Outlook and PowerPoints. I prepared and analysed financial reports of not-for-profit organizations.
Data/ Research Officer
Mr. Isikama holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering; University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. His exposures have prepared him strongly for the innovative solutions he brings to the WACPHD research team. He is Proficient with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint presentations, and on tool design and analysis using the SURVEYCTO app
He is result oriented and has innate leadership potential, a great team player and a quintessential communicator, and an excellent resource manager.
Mrs; PEACE OLUWATOBI is a research associate and analyst. She holds an MPH (Reproductive & Family Health) and B.Sc. Hons. Physiology degrees all from University of Ibadan.
Peace has Facilitated development of policies concerning gender equality (socio-economic empowerment), gender socialization and family planning activities. Peace supervised the Key population programmatic mapping and size estimation (KPSE) across 4 states with specific responsibility for Kano and Oyo states.
Excellent at coordinating tasks of numerous internal divisions and external agencies to ensure rapid, accurate delivery of equipment.Possess in-depth knowledge of procurement and supply.
Qualified to review and evaluate bid documents, estimate costs, write and negotiate contracts. Coordinate activities effectively with responsible parties. Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times and product ranges, etc. Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts. A graduate of Accounting
Okereke Yvonne Oluomachi
Yvonne is an astute Pharmacist, who obtained her B.Sc. degree, at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her core values are humanity, health, personal development and equality. She is passionate on community development, especially for vulnerable populations. she has pioneered community pharmaceutical care and drug dispensing services. She holds a certification in “The fundamentals of M&E”
Yvonne strongly believes in human capital development and as such has devoted her free time to work with “When in need’’ Foundation to create a supportive and sustainable environment for poverty alleviation and provision of health care amenities. With other like-minded people, she is also the pioneer of a small group of pharmacists that strongly kicks against sexual and gender-based violence in their immediate community
PEACE UWADOKA is an office assistant .Studied Business Administration and Management at Abia State Polytechnic. she has assisted the west African Center for public health development
office for over 5years in its smooth running during national projects such as the 2018 Key Population Size estimation, The 2020 Integrated behavioral and biological surveillance survey and the 2020 Needle and syringe program.
Her affiliation with WACPHD has increased her skills in both service and technical deliveries, her hobbies include, travelling, reading and sports.
A Professional driver with over 10 years of experience, Kefas has worked in many capacities and a chief Transport officer employee by a company called VIP prestige cab from 2011 to 2015, he proceeded to another company called Bella afric cab also as a chief Transport officer, He then later join West African Centre for Public Health and Development in 2019 till date as a Transport Officer